Canning Vale College (CVC) was established in 2004. The college has grown along with the area and the team at CVC aim to create a future for every child in the Canning Vale community. At CVC we believe a strong partnership between parents, students and our staff will ensure we achieve our aim. Our goal of "Creating Futures" is achieved when each student has the knowledge, skills and values to successfully move onto University, TAFE or the workforce.
CVC currently has approximately 1600 students in years 7 to 12. The benefit of a large, new college is the variety of subject choices and resources including specialist teachers and 'state of the art' facilities offering every child the best chance of achieving at the highest level.
We continue to develop our relationship with our partner primary schools: Canning Vale Primary, Canning Vale Education Support Centre, Caladenia Primary, Campbell Primary, Ranford Primary and Excelsior Primary, to enhance the transition process from Primary to Secondary education.
At CVC we believe the care of your child is a team responsibility. Our pastoral care team includes 'Home Group' teachers and Year Coordinators. There is also a dedicated student engagement and support team including an associate principal, managers, year coordinators, learning support coordinator, nurse, psychologist, chaplain and a variety of external support agencies that can add to the support provided by classroom teachers and education support staff. Our Code of Conduct and Behaviour Management Policy supports the commitment to pastoral care at CVC.
The curriculum at CVC is consistent with that taught at every secondary school in the state and with the introduction of the National Curriculum, with every secondary school in the country. Our teaching staff pride themselves on delivering the curriculum in a way that promotes excellence and meets the needs of every child. With a policy of 'no surprises' parents are involved in the education process whether it's to solve a problem or celebrate success.
Personal pathway planning is important for each student from year 7 to 12 to align career pathways with the reality of capability and results. Parents are a vital aspect of education and we encourage parents to be part of this planning process. All students in year 7-10 study Maths, Science, English, Society and Environment, Physical Education and Health with a choice of electives in the Arts, Languages, Technology and Enterprise learning areas in Year 9-10. As a year 11-12 student your child will have further opportunities to choose a pathway focused on University, TAFE or the workforce. The college has developed a number of partnerships to support and enrich the education opportunities at CVC. They include Murdoch and Curtin Universities, numerous employers and support agencies, and training organisations such as Polytechnic West and Challenger TAFE.
Curriculum delivery is supported by our Student Engagement and Support Team who also support students who have learning difficulties or disabilities or are not achieving the national achievement benchmarks. This team work with teachers in their classes or run separate classes for groups of students with similar needs.